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After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

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'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

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Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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Ireland's abortion referendum

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Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The French are so rude! Or are they?

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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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REPORTERS

'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

Latest update : 2015-09-02

Harnessing female economic power

This week, we’re at the Global Summit of Women in Paris, where more than 1,000 people, including politicians and businesspeople, have converged to discuss ways of harnessing female economic power. We take a look at how women are in danger of being left behind in the Digital Revolution. Also, we talk to a Nigerian leading banker on ensuring gender balance in developing African economies. Finally, we see how Italy's economic crisis has resulted in a growing number of women entering the workforce.

By Annette YOUNG , Georges YAZBECK , Lucy PROVAN , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Yara JAMALI ELO , Claire WILLIAMS

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2018-05-25 US midterm elections

U.S. mid-terms: Record number of women running and winning primaries

In this edition, we take a look at how progressive female candidates in the U.S. are dominating a slate of Democratic primaries giving Georgia the first black woman to ever be...

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2018-05-18 Ireland

A divisive issue: Ireland prepares to vote on abortion referendum

In this edition, we report on how Ireland is set to vote on whether to repeal the ban on abortion but polls are showing that it's still way too close to predict the outcome. Also...

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2018-05-11 Toronto van attack

Misogyny online: Growing extremism on the web targets women

In this edition, we take a look at "Incel" men, who call themselves involuntary celibates, a movement which is part of the growing extremism online that's targeting women. We...

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2018-05-04 abortion

Under threat: Mississippi's sole abortion clinic remains defiant

In this edition, we take a look at what happens when you are the sole abortion clinic in the American state of Mississippi and are fighting on all fronts to remain open. Also, a...

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2018-04-27 Lebanese elections

Taking a stand: Record number of female candidates running in Lebanese election

In this edition, we take a look at how Lebanon is set to go to the polls for the first time in nearly a decade, with a record number of female candidates running. We talk to Lina...

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